Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis.
Usually knee osteoarthritis begins in one part of the knee (what we call a 'compartment'), and only later does it progress to involve the other compartments. This gives the patient the option to try to arrest progression by suitable intervention.
|Narrowing of the joint line gap on the medial side in both knees, probably from removal of the meniscus.||Narrowing of the joint line gap may precede the development of osteoarthritis on that side.||Unicompartmental knee replacement for a damaged medial compartment.|
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